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    Red Carpet Stonecrop

    Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

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    Red Carpet Stonecrop (Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet') at Hartman Companies

    Red Carpet Stonecrop foliage

    Red Carpet Stonecrop foliage

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    Red Carpet Stonecrop (Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet') at Hartman Companies

    Red Carpet Stonecrop flowers

    Red Carpet Stonecrop flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Red Carpet Stonecrop (Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet') at Hartman Companies

    Red Carpet Stonecrop

    Red Carpet Stonecrop

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  4 inches

    Spacing:  15 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Dragon's Blood Stonecrop, Two Row Stonecrop

    Description:

    A vigorous and long-lived groundcover emerging red in spring and staying that way throughout the season, becoming darker into the autumn; not prone to reversion like some other varieties

    Ornamental Features

    Red Carpet Stonecrop is smothered in stunning red star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive tiny succulent round leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning bluish-green in color with distinctive brick red edges. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous dark red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Red Carpet Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Red Carpet Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Red Carpet Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Red Carpet Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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